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National Tests

National Tests 2017

 

The dates for the 2017 National Tests have been set as follows:

 

  • Primary Schools: 3 – 10 May 2017

 

Please ensure that no family holidays are booked for this period, any holidays requested will not be authroised and will be logged as an unauthorised absence.

 

If you have any further queries please contact the school office by email at swyddfa@penybryn.conwy.sch.uk or by phoning 01492 531260.

May we please remind you that all National Tests for Years 2 to 6  will take place between 3rd May 2016 and 10th May 2016. Can all parents ensure that no holidays are booked during this period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

26th April 2016

 

Dear Parents,

 

RE: National Tests May 4th – 10th, 2016

 

The timetable for the tests will be as follows:

 

 

 

Date

Reading

Comprehension

Maths

Procedural

Maths

Reasoning

Wednesday, 4th May

4 (am)

5(am)

6 (am)

 

Thursday, 5th May

5 (am)

6 (am)

2 (am)

3 (am)

4 (am)

 

 

Friday,6th May

2 (am)

3 (am)

 

5 (am)

6 (am)

Monday, 9th May

 

 

 

 

2 (am)

3 (am)

4 (am)

Tuesday, 10th May

Catch up / missing papers

 

 

Information about the tests and the results is available in the Welsh Government leaflet. There is a link to an electronic copy of the leaflet and parent support materials on the Welsh Government Website. https://hwbplus.wales.gov.uk/schools/6714052/Documents/National%20Testing%20Information%20for%20Parents.pdf.

 

We will provide a link to the page on our http://www.ysgolpenybryn.com

 

All children from Year 2 – 6 will be required to take the tests during the period 4th – 10th May. If your child is absent for this period they will be unable to re take the tests and will therefore not be included in the school data.

 

Whilst some preparation for the tests may be helpful at home I can assure you that a great deal of work has been done already in school. My greatest wish is that the children are not put under any undue pressure and are not stressed or upset by the taking of the tests and that they are able to view them as a ‘challenge’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The data generated will be used in order to inform our teaching and indicate areas where we need to further support your child over the coming months. The children will take three tests, reading comprehension, numeracy procedural and numeracy reasoning.

 

The standardised age scores (SAS) for your child will be provided for you prior to the end of the summer term.

 

The best way I feel, that you could help to prepare your child/ren for the tests is to ensure that they are happy, relaxed, have had a good night’s sleep and have the correct equipment with them each day. I feel sure that they will do the rest.

 

Thank you once again for all your support. I hope the next few weeks are both enjoyable and successful for everyone.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

JOHN MacLENNAN

Headteacher

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